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Off to the Swedish 3rd tier via Air Chathams.
Young 18 yr old keeper.

https://twitter.com/martynsims/status/1485432501581791232




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Another one to add to the transfermarkt watchlist ✅

Voerman saying in the Kiwis outside the UK thread that Robi Sabo and Otto Ingham are headed the same way?
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Another one to add to the transfermarkt watchlist ✅

Voerman saying in the Kiwis outside the UK thread that Robi Sabo and Otto Ingham are headed the same way?
Yeah, announced by Ole

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Perhaps change the thread to Kiwis at Ljungskile or something.

Robi Sabo a 19 yr old defender. Played 20/21 Handy Prem at Eastern Suburbs.
https://us.soccerway.com/players/robi-sabo/681210/
Otto Ingham a 19 yr old attacker. Also played 20/21 Handy Prem at Eastern Suburbs.
https://us.soccerway.com/players/otto-ingham/640047/

Felt like it was due that some Ole kids signed overseas. I guess Covid, no age groups World Cups for a few years etc, has made it more difficult than before.

https://olefootballacademy.co.nz/news/three-more-ole-players-head-to-europe-after-signing-professional-contracts-with-swedish-division-1-club-ljungskile-sk/

Over recent years, the academy has recognised how challenging the transition is for the New Zealand player into Europe. Olé has prioritised the development of a number of strategic partnerships in Europe to facilitate pathways for player development and growth, including key relationships with Danish club FC Helsingør and Torslanda IK in Sweden.

Olé began exploring opportunities with Ljungskile SK at the begin of 2021, so it’s exciting to see this come together for the first group of boys after a long process led by Ben Sippola and Olé CEO, Blake Jones. The relationship with Ljungskile SK holds huge potential for the New Zealand player and will be a great initial stepping stone for Otto, Robi and Kees who are full of potential and will no doubt have their work cut out for them.

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Isn't Otto the young kid that spent a bit of time at Barcelona in his early teens?
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Isn't Otto the young kid that spent a bit of time at Barcelona in his early teens?
Seems so, from above Ole article.
Otto Ingham is a left footed, creative, attacking player, who spent time in Spain as a youth and has been a huge part of the recent success at Olé and Western Suburbs FC, helping the team win leagues and qualify for New Zealand’s best competitions. 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/10383464/Young-Kiwi-has-chance-to-be-next-Lionel-Messi
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Perhaps change the thread to Kiwis at Ljungskile or something.

Robi Sabo a 19 yr old defender. Played 20/21 Handy Prem at Eastern Suburbs.
https://us.soccerway.com/players/robi-sabo/681210/
Otto Ingham a 19 yr old attacker. Also played 20/21 Handy Prem at Eastern Suburbs.
https://us.soccerway.com/players/otto-ingham/640047/

Felt like it was due that some Ole kids signed overseas. I guess Covid, no age groups World Cups for a few years etc, has made it more difficult than before.

https://olefootballacademy.co.nz/news/three-more-ole-players-head-to-europe-after-signing-professional-contracts-with-swedish-division-1-club-ljungskile-sk/

Over recent years, the academy has recognised how challenging the transition is for the New Zealand player into Europe. Olé has prioritised the development of a number of strategic partnerships in Europe to facilitate pathways for player development and growth, including key relationships with Danish club FC Helsingør and Torslanda IK in Sweden.

Olé began exploring opportunities with Ljungskile SK at the begin of 2021, so it’s exciting to see this come together for the first group of boys after a long process led by Ben Sippola and Olé CEO, Blake Jones. The relationship with Ljungskile SK holds huge potential for the New Zealand player and will be a great initial stepping stone for Otto, Robi and Kees who are full of potential and will no doubt have their work cut out for them.


Good work to put that together in the current environment. Also means the younger players start higher up the rung than at Torslanda. Which (without trying to be too harsh here) ultimately serves a purpose for young Kiwi lads in setting up camp over  there, but the standard of the league they play in leaves a lot to be desired...
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From Flying Kiwis. Mods, maybe update thread to Kiwis at Ljungskile - since there's 3 of them.

"Division 1 is the third tier of footy in Sweden. LSK finished sixth in the southern conference last year having been relegated from the second tier in 2020 (a year after being promoted from Div1). They spent the 2008 season in the top flight Allsvenskan. Should be a team with expectations of challenging for promotion back to the second tier this season and hopefully Ingham, Sabo, and Sims can be immediately impactful. They’ve got Francis De Vries (and current free agent Joel Stevens) to look up to there. FDV signed with IFK Värnamo when they were a Division 1 club and they’ve just had back to back promotions."

Otto Ingham: “I’m super excited to get over to Ljungskile SK and get to work. I think it’s a great opportunity for myself and the boys to show what we can do. I feel super grateful to be part of the Olé family and to have called it my second home over the last three years. I especially want to thank Ben [Sippola] and Blake [Jones] for making this opportunity possible and being by my side the last few years.”

Robi Sabo: “It’s going to be a big challenge. A big thanks to all the players and staff members that have been a part of the journey through the years I have been at Olé. Olé has always been a special place to me and my family, and I couldn’t be more grateful to be part of the academy.”

Kees Sims: “I’m very excited and looking forward to starting my journey in Europe as a footballer. It’s always been a goal to go there and it almost doesn’t feel real that it’s finally happening. Ole has been a great place to develop as a person and footballer. It has provided me with many opportunities I am grateful for and has helped me grow to who I am today.”

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https://lsk.se/herrar/kryss-mot-seriekollegan/?fbclid=IwAR0Lav9QSsUFB5Wrx9DqFJR4STUG-5ScLO0x7fvhUZ0jc1f50kOnhz5zrZA

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A familiar face was involved from the start in today's match, namely Ken Akamatsu who became an audience favorite at Skarsjövallen last year. Together with three other test players from the start, LSK took on FCT. During a somewhat sluggish first half, it was LSK who eventually took control of the match. Above all, the home team had major problems with stopping the new acquisition Linus Tornblad, who repeatedly broke the FCT defense. It could also have led to a dividend, but LSK did not get to the very last but the team went to half-time break. In addition to Tornblad, the test player Uba Charles impressed during the first half.

Before the second half, LSK took the opportunity to make four changes and later there were three more changes. The home team also took the opportunity to make a bunch of changes during the middle of the second half. All these changes made the match a bit torn and there was no real rhythm in the game from any of the teams. It is important, however, that many players got the chance where many make stable bets. It is also gratifying to see that last year's form at LSK goalkeeper Oliver Bergman holds up - today he saved, among other things, a cannon free kick from close range and a free position. For LSK's part, it was Mohamadu Lamin closest with a nod on a corner from Otto Ingham in the final stage. However, there were no goals but the match ends 0-0.

Next, a new away match awaits next Saturday when we visit Grebbestads IF. Well met then.

Sabo, Ingham & Sims all started from the bench. Details are a little scarce so not sure if they all managed to get on, but it appears Sabo got some game time at the very least.

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Another friendly for Ljungskile - a 6-0 victory over Grebbestad (Norra Götaland - Division 2) or the 4th tier of Swedish football.

New training match this Saturday and this time the trip went north and a meeting against Grebbestad, in front of almost 200 people in the audience.

LSK got the best possible start and already after 20 minutes, the yellow-blue LSK had taken the lead with 0-4. That after goals by Otto Ingham, Uba Charles, Oskar Lindberg and Mohamadu Lamin.

Target production would continue. Ingham made it 5-0 and then Lindberg fixed the final score to 6-0.

Next, a new away match is already waiting on Wednesday when we visit IK Oddevold. Well met then.

Starting eleven:

K. Sims
D. Garcia Olsson, Test player, S. Janneh, A. Daläng
O. Ingham, U. Charles, J. Odenbeck, M. Lamin
A. Henriksson, O. Lindberg

Again, details are sketchy, no information on subs at the moment but Ingham gets a double and Sims gets a cleansheet. No mention of Robbie Sabo this week.

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First up win for Ljungskile over Lindome and a starting debut for Otto Ingham (64 mins)

Sims and Sabo stay on the bench today, but I'm sure they'll get their chances over the course of the season.

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Ingham continues to be the starter for 3 kiwis at
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Kees Sims reserve keeper. No Robi Sabo in match day squad.

As a reminder this is 3rd tier Swedish football, so 1 level above the Torslanda crew.

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/04/10/sweden/division-1/ljungskile-sk/vanersborg/3733430/
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A 5-0 win for Ljungskile (2nd in South region of 3rd tier) at
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Otto Ingham a 71st min sub (score 4-0)& interestingly Kees Sims also subbed on earlier. So if starting keeper injured he may get a run of a few games.

No Robi Sabo in match day squad.

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/04/15/sweden/division-1/torns-if/ljungskile-sk/3733439/

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Ljungskile (4th) lose 2-1 at Matt Garbett's old club Falkenberg (9th) - who have had successive relegations last 2 seasons down to the 3rd tier.

Ingham was subbed off at 68 mins (score 2-0). Sims on the bench, and no Sabo.

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/04/24/sweden/division-1/falkenbergs-fotbollsforening/ljungskile-sk/3733443/

https://lsk.se/herrar/startelvan-mot-falkenberg/
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Ljungskile (5th) travel to Oddevold (2nd).
Sims & Ingham both on the bench. No Sabo (hasn't been in a match day squad since 2nd April).

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/05/16/sweden/division-1/ik-oddevold/ljungskile-sk/3733471/

Edit - Ingham subbed on at 58 mins, in a 0-0 draw


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Sabo could likely be out on loan...with the amount of teams at tier 4, there's bound to be minutes for him somewhere. 
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Kiwi derby in Swedish 3rd tier?
Ljungskile (4th) host Jesse Edge's Lund (12th).

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/05/21/sweden/division-1/ljungskile-sk/lunds-bk/3733478/

Otto Ingham subbed on at 62 mins with Ljungskile leading 1-0. Finished a 2-1 win for Ljungskile. Sims on the bench

No Jesse Edge for Lund.

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Ljungskile (4th) host Tvååker (7th)
Ingham & Sims on the bench. No Sabo

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/05/25/sweden/division-1/tvaakers-if/ljungskile-sk/3733487/

Edit - finished 0-0. Ingham subbed on in 72nd min. Good to see him getting some cameos for a team in Swedish 3rd tier, that looks to be a promotion contender.
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Ljungskile (4th) host Trollhättan (6th)
Ingham & Sims both on the bench. No Sabo

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/05/29/sweden/division-1/ljungskile-sk/fc-trollhattan/3733495/

Edit - Ingham a 77th mn sub in a 1-1 draw. Same score when he came on. 
Ljungskile
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Kiwi derby in Swedish 3rd tier

Joel Stevens' Oskarshamns AIK (11th) host Ljungskile (3rd)
Stevens starts for Oskarshamns AIK
Ingham gets a start, and Sims on the pine for Ljungskile. No Sabo

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/06/04/sweden/division-1/oskarshamns-aik/ljungskile-sk/3733502/

Edit - and 20 yr old Ingham scores to have Ljungskile 1-0 up. Congrats to him, his first goal in pro football.

Edit 2 - Finished a 2-0 away win for Ljungskile. Ingham subbed off at 61 mins (score 1-0).
Stevens off at 86 mins with his home team down 0-2.

Oskarshamns AIK down to 12th, Ljungskile stay 3rd.

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Hopefully one of these links works re match highlights.
Highlights from Sportexpressen play. 4 Jun  Oskarshamns AIK verus Ljungskile

Note there is only 1 min of highlights and they just show the goal once.
Ljungskile are in red. Ingham takes his goal nicely with his left peg after being played in.

Nice to see him get a start and a goal for a team travelling pretty well in 3rd spot, in the 3rd tier. Garbett started 2021 in the Swedish 2nd tier - so you never know.

https://video-images-cdn.staylive.tv/m1vetd/thumbnail.jpg

https://ettanfotboll.se/
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From Flying Kiwis. Ingham's goal in isolation.


This was Ingham’s fifth start for the club and his tenth league app all combined. He joined LSK along with fellow Ole Academy/Western Suburbs fellas Robi Sabo and Kees Sims. Sabo has only made one matchday squad and hasn’t yet featured but Sims is already established himself as the backup keeper and did play 34 mins off the bench for a debut back in April (in a 5-0 win over Torns).

Oskarshamns is actually the club that Joe Stevens is playing for these days and he got 86 mins for them against LSK though was unable to match his compatriot Mr Ingham. Still, JS is also beginning to become a regular starter for his new club based on the last few games. Plus Jesse Edge is also at this level featuring mostly off the bench so far for Lund. All three play in the southern conference so there’ll be plenty more meetings of the New Zealanders where this one came from.
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Ljungskile (up to 2nd) with a 4-0 win over Angelholm (5th)
Ingham another start & 67 mins (score 3-0) before being subbed. Sims an unused sub. No Sabo

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/06/11/sweden/division-1/ljungskile-sk/angelholms-ff/3733512/
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Sabo is on loan at fourth-tier Herrestads, just to clear up any confusion
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Top of the table clash, as Ljungskile (2nd) host GAIS (1st)
Ingham starting & Sims on the bench.

Big game as Ljungskile chase promotion to the Swedish 2nd tier, so good signs that Ingham starting in an important match like this. 8 starts from 14 games, including 4 consecutive starts now. Seems like he's potentially the best bet to be the next ex Ole product to 'break through'. Potentially.

https://lsk.se/herrar/startelvan-mot-gais/

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/06/23/sweden/division-1/ljungskile-sk/goteborgs-atlet---ildrottssallskap/3733526/

Edit - Full game Ingham in a 0-2 loss. GAIS scored twice late on at 84 & 92 mins. Ljungskile stay 2nd, with league basically at the half way point (14 of 30 games).They have a Svenska Cupen game next week, then is the Swedish one month long mid summer break.

Flashscore had Ingham playing as a LB, but that could be an error.
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Ljungskile from the 3rd tier travel to 4th tier Angered BK in a Svenska Cupen 1st round tie.
Sims got a game in goal. Ingham also started.

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/07/02/sweden/svenska-cupen/angered-bk/ljungskile-sk/3792425/

Edit - Ljungskile win 4-2 to go into 2nd round. Angered BK had their keeper sent off at 51 mins (Ljungskile leading 2-1)

Allsvenskan & Superettan clubs (1st & 2nd tiers) enter draw in the 2nd round. 
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Ljungskile (2nd) host Olympic (4th), in first game after mid summer Swedish break.

Kees Sims is the starting keeper (his first start in a league game) - so exciting for him.

Otto Ingham on the bench, and Robert Sabo seems to have returned from his loan deal to a 4th tier club, to also be on the bench.

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/07/31/sweden/division-1/ljungskile-sk/bk-olympic/3733534/


Edit - a 1-0 win for Ljungskile.
Nice for Sims to start with a clean sheet. Ingham & Sabo unused subs.

Swedish 3rd tier (Ettan) is at the halfway point. Ljungskile are 2nd (promotion playoff spot), 5 pts behind GAIS. Only 1st gets automtically promoted.

Presumably Sims (age 19) won't be picked for the OFC U19 WC (U20) qualifying tourney this month, left to concentrate on his club commitments?


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Vänersborgs IF (9th) host Ljungskile (2nd).
Sims in goal. Sabo & Ingham both on the bench

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/08/05/sweden/division-1/vanersborg/ljungskile-sk/3733546/

Edit - finishes a 1-1 draw. Doesn’t look like either Sabo or Ingham got on
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Sims seems to be the go to keeper for Ljungskile recently.

Starts again and picks up a clean sheet for his efforts in a 2-0 win over Lindome to keep them in 2nd and move to within 4 points of GAIS (Who have a game in hand). Top of the table clash next Monday between these two sides as well - Could go a long way to sorting out who takes a hold of that automatic promotion spot. 👀

Ingham on in the 72nd minute and Robbie Sabo comes on in the 93rd minute for a club debut.

https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2022/08/09/sweden/division-1/ljungskile-sk/lindome-gif/3733550/
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Sims seems to be the go to keeper for Ljungskile recently.

Starts again and picks up a clean sheet for his efforts in a 2-0 win over Lindome to keep them in 2nd and move to within 4 points of GAIS (Who have a game in hand). Top of the table clash next Monday between these two sides as well - Could go a long way to sorting out who takes a hold of that automatic promotion spot. 👀

Ingham on in the 72nd minute and Robbie Sabo comes on in the 93rd minute for a club debut.

https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2022/08/09/sweden/division-1/ljungskile-sk/lindome-gif/3733550/

Yeah curious as to whether no 1 keeper is injured, or Sims has just upsurped him since league resumed post summer break.

Sims likely keeper for NZU20s if they qualify for next year's WC?
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Sims seems to be the go to keeper for Ljungskile recently.

Starts again and picks up a clean sheet for his efforts in a 2-0 win over Lindome to keep them in 2nd and move to within 4 points of GAIS (Who have a game in hand). Top of the table clash next Monday between these two sides as well - Could go a long way to sorting out who takes a hold of that automatic promotion spot. 👀

Ingham on in the 72nd minute and Robbie Sabo comes on in the 93rd minute for a club debut.

https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2022/08/09/sweden/division-1/ljungskile-sk/lindome-gif/3733550/

Yeah curious as to whether no 1 keeper is injured, or Sims has just upsurped him since league resumed post summer break.

Sims likely keeper for NZU20s if they qualify for next year's WC?
There's quite a few under 20-eligible keepers playing in and around the National League scene: Oscar Mason at NCR, Joe Knowles at Eastern Suburbs, Regan Diver at Northern Rovers, Callum Kennett and Alby Kelly-Heald at the Phoenix. Of course, being overseas doesn't make someone a better player than someone who hasn't been given that opportunity, especially at U20 level.
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Top of the table clash. Ljungskile (2nd) travel to GAIS (1st).
Only 1st gets automatically promoted, so big game.

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2022/08/14/sweden/division-1/goteborgs-atlet---ildrottssallskap/ljungskile-sk/3733557/
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GAIS a class above it seems, running out comfortable 3-0 winners

Sims in goal and Ingham on at 71 mins (score 2-0) for Ljungskile (stay 2nd). Sabo an unused sub

2nd spot in the league goes into promotion playoffs so all not lost. But GAIS now 10 pts clear in 1st spot

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